Frequently Asked Questions

At what temperatures do Cryo-Gloves provide protection?
Cryo-Gloves protect from -196°C (see below).
Limits of use: The maximum duration of exposure at ultra cold temperatures is dependent on many variables, including atmospheric conditions, the task being performed and the users physiology. The thermal flux transmitted through the glove is sufficiently low to allow the user adequate time to safely remove themselves from the hazard.
No gloves, including Cryo-Gloves, are recommended for immersion in liquid nitrogen.
Can the gloves be used to handle liquid nitrogen?
Yes, however, we recommend the waterproof styles when working with liquid nitrogen to protect against splashes. Gloves should fit properly with adequate cuff length to protect as much of the arm as necessary during different operations.
No gloves, including Cryo-Gloves, are recommended for immersion in liquid nitrogen.
Can the gloves be used with liquid oxygen?
Cryo-Gloves will protect to the necessary temperature range and can be used for closed systems.
Antistatic protection should be worn while handling free-flowing liquid oxygen. Cryo-Gloves are NOT static-free.
For which applications would you recommend Cryo-Gloves over Waterproof Cryo-Gloves?
Standard Cryo-Gloves provide protection when working with closed cryogenic systems—where there is no risk of exposure to cryogenic fluids, ie.,

  • Dry Cold
  • Low Temperature Freezers
  • Closed cryogenic systems
When would you recommend Waterproof Cryo-Gloves?
Waterproof Cryo-Gloves are necessary when there is the possibility of exposure to cryogenic liquids.
No gloves, including Cryo-Gloves, are recommended for immersion in liquid nitrogen.
What makes Waterproof Cryo-Gloves waterproof?
Thin enough that it is essentially an undetectable addition to the glove, a breathable, heat-sealed glove inserted between the outer shell and the insulation makes the gloves waterproof. These inserts are in all styles of Waterproof Cryo-Gloves and in all Cryo-Industrial Gloves.
When would you recommend using Cryo-Industrial Gloves?
Cryo-Industrial Gloves were designed for use in any environment where durability and high abrasion resistance are necessary, i.e.,

  • Delivering cylinders of cryogenic liquids
  • Attaching metal mesh-covered hoses
  • Maintaining cryogenic systems
  • Cold treating metals
  • Driving forklifts or stocking shelves in freezers
May I contact the company directly?
Yes. Please call 24/7 at 1-514-638-2856 and a customer service representative will assist you in your selection or answer any questions.

Warning Anyone handling cryogenic liquids should be familiar with the hazards presented by such materials and trained in how to handle them safely. Emergency procedures should be established and rehearsed, proper training in the operation of all equipment provided, and knowledge and appreciation of hazardous properties of the materials instilled. Cryogenic liquids should never be handled without proper protective gear.

Caution Not intended for immersion in liquid nitrogen or other cryogenic liquids.